Agents should always have niche markets to position themselves as experts in that market. IDX custom searches allow you to provide a search that wouldn’t be able to be found using other software. For example, you couldn’t search for riverfront homes on Zillow but could create a custom map surrounding the river to display homes only in that area.
If you are looking to add a custom search to your MLS listings, you’re in the right place. This tutorial will guide you through how you can add this using a custom search through your IDX integration with Carrot. Please note, the team will need to set up a custom search for you if you have already completed the setup for your integration.
You can use this form to submit your request for a custom search. Custom searches can include locations and property features, such as a school district, new construction, gated community, and more.
Step 1: Add a classic block
While editing a page, click the “+ Add a Block” and choose the Formatting block “Classic.”
Step 2: Add the IDX report using the insert feature
If you want to set up a more custom listing report, you can do that using the IDX insert feature.
Step 3: Choose “Listings”
This should be the default setting.
Step 4: Choose “Listing Gallery”
Step 5: Choose “Listing Report”
Step 6: Choose your Listing Report Settings
*All listing settings in the above image are the recommended settings*
Select Market: This is the custom report name the success team sends to you once you submit your request
Select Sort Order: We recommend by listing date because your properties will always show with the most current listed (giving you more credibility as an active agent.)
Select Results Per Page. (We suggest 6 because 3 is best for full width and 2 if the sidebar is present. Since 6 encompasses both, this will display nicely no matter how your site is set up.)
Select Display Type
Include Map (this is up to you.)
Display Header (this displays a little menu.)
- If you have not integrated with IDX yet, you’ll want to do so here.
- If you need to submit your request for a custom report to be added to your site, please complete the form below and the team will start working on that within the next 24 business hours.